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Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

Hint: it's not the beaches

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Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City

10 Vietnamese Dishes Other Than Pho That You Absolutely Must Eat When In Ho Chi Minh City


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Vietnam is an Asian paradise for delicious food that is astoundingly cheap. Also, as compared to food in the neighbouring countries, Vietnamese food is a lot healthier (think soups, salads, wraps, etc). I actually lost two

Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Pump up the Kill Bill soundtrack and let’s get started. Here's 7 good reasons to pop in on Kanazawa next time you're in the Land of the Rising Sun

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How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic

10 Iconic Dishes To Hunt For In Hue, Vietnam - Food Republic


Food Republic

With such a rich history, Hue claims home to several distinctive dishes — from delicate creations created to please the appetites of Nguyen feudal lords, emperors (and their hundreds of wives) — to sausages with complex, explosive and satisfying flavors. Here are the dishes our contributor saw, and ate again and again, on a recent visit to Hue.

Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes

Vietnamese Food – 10 Vietnamese Dishes You Have to Try | MyGreatRecipes


MyGreatRecipes

If there is one word that perfectly summarizes Vietnamese food, that’s ‘flavorful’. Vietnamese cuisine represents a perfect combination of sweet, savory, sour, and hot flavors, achieved by combining a plethora of fresh herbs & spices (Vietnamese mint, cilantro, lemongrass ginger, coriander, Saigon cinnamon, tamarind, chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves); sauces, especially fish sauce in …

10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Vietnamese Papaya & Beef Jerky Salad – Gỏi Đu Đủ Khô Bò

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

This is an easy 3-ingredient papaya salad you can throw together in a few minutes. There’s t the cooking required, just easy prep so you can get to snacking. Green papaya and beef jerky salad is a light appetizer, a great choice for a snack or appetizer. My mom says she used to buy this from food carts in Vietnam. […]

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Onion Rings Recipe [Easy & Super Crispy]

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Making onion rings at home is SUPER easy. It’s much more fool-proof than when I made sweet potato fries (<–Even though I eventually found a way!). I’ve been munching on a lot of onion rings lately and I blame it entirely on my girlfriend. Well…I do take some blame too, but they really are delicious. A crunchy, warm onion ring fried […]

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Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Suntory

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9 sweet spots to check out in Mexico

9 sweet spots to check out in Mexico

by Jeremiah Ganicoche @ Geckos Tales

South of the border, down Mexico way

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Vietnamese Banana, Coconut & Tapioca Dessert (Chè Chuối)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Chè chuối is a warm, Vietnamese pudding-like dessert featuring bananas and rich coconut cream. You can easily make this at home in less than an hour! Chè in Vietnamese, refers to sweet desserts which are liquid such as drinks, pudding, or even types of ‘soup.’ So chè chuối you could say is a type of pudding, made of coconut […]

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What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Picture this

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Instant Pot Maple Glazed Pork Loin

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

This Instant Pot maple glazed pork loin is so easy to make and is perfect with salad and rice. I created this maple glazed pork loin recipe because I was receiving so many emails and questions on my Instant Pot balsamic pork tenderloin recipe. It seems that most home cooks are struggling with two things: […]

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$2 Beer Fridays & Saturdays starting this week!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Catch our happy hour all summer! $2 Beers all day Friday’s and Saturday’s! Make it a pho and beer night on the weekends. Happy hour only valid at our Irvine Market Place location! Address: 13786-C Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA 92602 Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM We’ll see you there! ______________ For more info about Sawleaf Cafe Follow us [...]

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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

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Our 12 Very Best Pork Chops Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

Pork chops are one of those versatile dishes that taste great every time – oven-roasted, grilled, pan-fried, slow-cooked, or breaded. However, having a great pork chops recipe is not enough. Beginner cooks often end up with an overcooked or rubbery final product. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Luckily, with a few precautionary steps, everyone […]

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Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food

Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food


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Eric Nguyen has trouble naming his favorite Vietnamese dish.

5 road trips to take you back in time

5 road trips to take you back in time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though,

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Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food

Sawleaf | Modern Vietnamese Food


Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We serve modern Vietnamese food using traditional family recipes, including pho and banh mi. Our food is healthy, delicious and served fast.

Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Czech 'em out

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The Gluttony Guide: Best Restaurants in Victoria BC

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Where to eat in Victoria BC, what to order and the most scenic spots to walk it off.

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Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We all know France, Italy and Spain make some kickass wines. But South America’s wine output is formidable too. Here's the scoop on some of the main wine producing spots in South America. Go here, drink wine, have fun

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8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

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The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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5 Delicious Dishes to Make From Vietnam | Blog | Western Union

5 Delicious Dishes to Make From Vietnam | Blog | Western Union


Blog | Western Union

Vietnam has a special and unique cuisine that uses five taste elements: spicy, sour, bitter, salty and sweet. Between using fresh herbs, meats, and spices, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Whether you are planning to travel to Vietnam or are just curious about their culture, you will surely …

We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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Latin America’s best party cities

Latin America’s best party cities

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

From beachside reggaeton to back alley salsa, tango in hidden nightclubs and backyard samba competitions, Central and South America sure knows how to party

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Old McDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had some...vegetables

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The all-Australian ten top places to visit in 2018

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

2018 is likely to be a big year for Australian domestic travel. With continuing global uncertainty, the ramping up of Brexit preparations, ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, and a lacklustre Aussie dollar, more of us are likely to opt for a holiday at home – and that’s good news for struggling tourism markets across the country. Here’s our all-Australian …

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Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Bullet trains, cat cafes, and the best ramen you've ever eaten. Hello Japan.

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Savory Brunch Recipes We Love

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

We’re looking forward to New Year’s and a big, lazy brunch the morning after watching the ball drop. After all of the cakes and cookies, we need a break from the sweet and are keeping things savory. Check out our favorite savory brunch recipes. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Huevos Rancheros This breakfast loaded […]

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Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog

Vietnamese Food: 5 Dishes You Can’t Miss - TripIt Blog


TripIt Blog

Pho is awesome, but Vietnamese food has lots more to offer. Here are five dishes you can’t miss when in Vietnam.

Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

Why Running During Work Travel is Good for Business

by Deborah Zanke @ TripIt Blog

As rewarding as regular business travel can be, it comes with challenges. There is the psychological stress of being away from home and loved ones and the physical impact of jet lag and too many meals in restaurants. One of the best ways to combat these routine stresses is to keep up with exercise. In my opinion, running is the easiest, most effective activity for road warriors for several reasons. In other words, running during work travel is actually good for business. Running is Energizing Fitting a run in first thing in the morning gets your blood pumping and helps you to acclimatize to a different time zone. It’s an uncomplicated exercise that doesn’t require you to think about what you’re doing. In my experience, It’s one of the best ways to clear the mind, allowing me to face the day with a calm focus. Minimal Equipment Maybe your hotel will have a fitness center and maybe it won’t. Sure, you can get a one-day pass for a gym nearby, but then you’ll have to travel there, change clothes, and wrangle for the machine you want. With running, all you need is a pair of running shoes and basic workout wear. ...

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Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

All your breakfasts are belong to us

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Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s nothing like it: kicking back on golden sands, taking ‘leg or hot dog’ selfies, sipping coke as the sun sets behind the bottle (just like in the ads), and selecting the photo filter that will engender maximum jealousy in your friends back home.

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Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We love Morocco and we love food. So here's how to make what we reckon is one of the most freakin' delicious dishes in the world.

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Ten top things to do in Nusa Dua, Bali with kids

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Nusa Dua, located on Bali’s south-eastern peninsula, is a favoured destination for families – and with good reason. The semi-gated community is clean and quiet, and fronts the calm waters of Benoa Bay. It’s perfect for parents who want their children to experience the culture of Bali without the frenetic pace of the main tourist centres. Here are ten top things …

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Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Although it’s tempting to seek out the golden arches of McDonalds or retreat to the familiarity of the nearest supermarket while overseas, we urge you to take a different path.

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Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome.

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Origins of Vietnamese Dishes: Where Does It Come from?

Origins of Vietnamese Dishes: Where Does It Come from?


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Modern Vietnamese food has a number of influences from countries near and far.

10 Amazing Vietnamese Dishes to Order (or Make) Other Than Pho

10 Amazing Vietnamese Dishes to Order (or Make) Other Than Pho


Brit + Co

Don't *pho*-get these options!

Bún Bò Huế Recipe – Spicy Beef & Pork Noodle Soup

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bún bò Huế is a hidden Vietnamese gem that has yet to “make it” in mainstream American cuisine. It’s a rich and spicy soup with deep layers of flavor. This Central Vietnamese soup is paired with tender slices of beef and pork, then topped with lots of fresh herbs. Phở has made its way in and has grown popular quickly, so why […]

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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Oriental Chicken Salad In A Jar

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a bowl, add ½ tbsp sesame oil, ½ tbsp soy sauce, honey and chicken pieces. Mix well to coat chicken pieces evenly with marinade.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry chicken strips until fully cooked through. Then, set aside to cool.
  3. In a small pot, blanch bok choy, enoki

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Our Summer Sawleaf Specials!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

SAWLEAF SUMMER SPECIALS! Pho, banh mi, bun, and beer all in one place? Sawleaf Vietnamese Café at The Market Place is the place to be this summer with great food and amazing offers for everyone to enjoy. Sawleaf Vietnamese Café offers a variety of delicious menu items that are made from the sawleaf, which is the key ingredient in their dishes because it heightens the [...]

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The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam


Legal Nomads

A gluten free guide to Vietnam, which includes foods that are safe, foods to avoid, & a detailed translation card in Vietnamese written by a celiac.

The 5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Singapore

The 5 Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Singapore


TheBestSingapore.com

Are you looking for a healthy dish for your lunch or dinner? Why don't you try Vietnamese food that has less fat and more vegetables. As an agriculture culture, Vietnamese use rice as a main starch in everyday meals, made into different kind of cakes and noodles. And a great balance of a variety of fresh herbs, vegetables and meat, as well as a selective use of spices are combined to create the unique of Vietnamese cuisine.

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Get the steamer ready, put water and bring to boil under high heat.
  2. Put a cellophane plastic sheet on a 15cm bamboo basket or plastic container.
  3. Mix sugar, water and flour together to form thick syrup. Then, pour the syrup in a big mixing bowl, add glutinous rice flour, and stir until

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7 Vietnamese Noodle Dishes That Are Better Than Pho

7 Vietnamese Noodle Dishes That Are Better Than Pho


Spoon University

When you're phở-king tired of phở.

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

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10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

10 Best Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef. While many cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City offer plenty of fine-dining venues and five-star

Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Rock around the Lock

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The 16 best things to do in London

The 16 best things to do in London

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Lon-done

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Love Halloween? Get to Salem, USA

Love Halloween? Get to Salem, USA

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Geckos Tales

It's scary good

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OC Weekly Sawleaf Feature!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

PHO the Masses! Several weeks ago we were mentioned in a great article in the OC Weekly. It touches on our key vision in starting this concept. We wanted to create a brand that would be able share Vietnamese food and culture to a broad audience. By using quality fresh ingredients, a fast casual dining [...]

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The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s the zombie apocalypse. It’s finally here. Stick with us if you want to get out alive.

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13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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More Than Just Pho: A Guide to Digging Deeper Into DFW's Vietnamese Food Scene

More Than Just Pho: A Guide to Digging Deeper Into DFW's Vietnamese Food Scene


Dallas Observer

Move beyond pho with these excellent but lesser-known DFW Vietnamese dishes.

Free Pho Sate Add-on! A bolder take on pho

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Introducing Pho Sate (Fuh SAH-tay) We are now serving Pho Sate. It’s a free add-on that transforms the flavors in your bowl of beef or chicken pho! We add our Vietnamese-Style sate chile sauce which is made from spicy sesame oil and a punch of umami spices and aromas to give you a bold pho experience! [...]

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Welcome to SaigonXpress of Longmont

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

We invite you to come in and get a taste of the traditional, authentic home made vietnamese food. Enjoy our popular springrolls, eggrolls, pho, noodle bowls and many more… with friendly service and in a a casual atmosphere.

Three Vietnamese Dishes That Will Break Your Pho Addiction

Three Vietnamese Dishes That Will Break Your Pho Addiction


Westword

Denver loves pho. That much is obvious when you drive down Federal Boulevard or Havana Street and see that certain Vietnamese noodle houses are packed every night of the week; further afield, pho houses keep popping up in shopping centers in Longmont, Castle Rock and everywhere between. Part of the...

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Most travel quotes are cliched and overused. We found a bunch that aren't.

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Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Havana good time

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How To Indulge In Turkey’s Delicious Culinary Culture

by Kate Robertson @ Epicure & Culture

Food in Turkey is a reason to visit the country in itself. Here's how to enjoy the country's best flavors, including recipes dating back hundreds of years!

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Kathmandu Street Art: A Photoessay

by Andrea Anastasiou @ Scribble, Snap, Travel

Over the years, I’ve grown to love street art – the quirkier and more thought-provoking, the better. I admire how it can completely transform...

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10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

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Teriyaki Jar

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a bowl, add 5 tbsp teriyaki sauce to chicken tenderloins. Set aside to marinate for 5 mins.
  2. In the meantime, add sushi rice seasoning to rice and mix well.
  3. Add 1 tbsp oil to a pan, and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken tenderloins and pan-fry for 5-10 mins, or until

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Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education

Must-Try Food in Vietnam for Kids: Vietnamese Food for Picky Eaters - Family Travel Blog: An Epic Education


An Epic Education

There is so much delicious food in Vietnam for kids. Here I list up some of the best Vietnamese food for picky eaters: fruits, desserts & main dishes.

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

There are ways to not suck at airport layovers – ways to be really good at airport layovers, even. And it all starts with one question

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10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

No more counting sheep

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What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

From the thick and sticky Amazon to the eerie Nazca Lines – Peru has stacks of stuff to get your grubby adventurous mitts on. Here's the best of the rest

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Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some travel brands are good at making infographics (us), some countries are good at making tea (Sri Lanka). When you put the two together, you get this.

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (With Elbow Macaroni)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

It has been getting coooold lately, cold for Southern California anyways! This is perfect weather for you to cook up some soup. If you haven’t built up the courage to try the bitter melon soup I posted the other week,  Vietnamese chicken soup with elbow macaroni might be a simpler start :). What’s that you […]

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8 things to look out for at Cusco’s San Pedro market

8 things to look out for at Cusco’s San Pedro market

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Peru's San Pedro Market is a good one. Here are the top eight things that will assault your senses, and perhaps even your sensibilities, at San Pedro Mark

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How to Visit Uxmal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Mexico

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Many people think that the best Mayan ruins in Mexico are found at Chichen Itza near the town of Valladolid. It’s true that Chichen Itza is larger and also very impressive. That said, our family thought Uxmal was the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the country. Read below and […]

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7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

West is best. Here's why.

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Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

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Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

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Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Galapagos Islands: way more interesting that looking up your own house on Street View.

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4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Are you an Arya or Sansa kinda gal? More of a Grey Worm or a Tyrion fella? Wanna hang with the cool kids in King’s Landing and then climb the wall with the Wildlings? Well, guess what? YOU CAN GO TO ALL OF THE PLACES FOR REALZ.  So sharpen your swords and don your best

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Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

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The natural high of Iguazu falls

The natural high of Iguazu falls

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Forget Disney Land, Iguazu Falls is most euphoric, most uncontrollable smile-inducing place on earth. We've even got the science to prove it.

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Five of the best Christmas markets in Europe

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Christmas is right around the corner and that means the arrival of the traditional Christmas market in many European cities. From amusement parks to medieval squares, Europe’s Christmas markets pop up in a variety of places, but all of them are guaranteed to fill you with festive spirit – not to mention a delicious array of seasonal tasty treats. Here are …

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A Vietnamese Food Guide from North to South

A Vietnamese Food Guide from North to South


Be My Travel Muse

Vietnamese food is as diverse and delicious as the cultures that influenced it. Click for a guide to the best dishes that Vietnam has to offer!

The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because there's more to a good travel to-do list than just falling out of the sky, seeing the sights and locking your love to a bridge in gay Paree

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Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

I've bean thinking about you a latte

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‘The Alienist’ star Dakota Fanning talks women’s roles, workplace harassment and standing up to injustice

‘The Alienist’ star Dakota Fanning talks women’s roles, workplace harassment and standing up to injustice

by Rob Lowman @ Orange County Register

Dakota Fanning, who has been acting since she was six, plays a key role in “The Alienist,” TNT’s highly anticipated 10-part series based on Caleb Carr's 1994 best-selling novel.

Fried Bee Hoon (Fried Rice Vermicelli)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Prepare rice vermicelli by soaking in warm water until they turn soft. Drain and set aside in a colander to rid of excess water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix chicken slices with cornstarch and 1 tsp soy sauce then, set aside to marinate.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil a frying pan or wok.

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho

Seattle's Vibrant Vietnamese Scene Extends Well Beyond Pho


Eater Seattle

Find the best Vietnamese eats the city has to offer

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi

Top 10 Authentic Vietnamese Food You Must Eat in Hanoi


Authentic Food Quest

Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes are from Hanoi. Here is the top 10 local Vietnamese food you must eat in Hanoi including Pho, Bun Cha, and more!

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the good kind of Bali Belly.

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16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Not all heroes wear capes

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Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Minneapolis

Where to Eat Vietnamese Food in Minneapolis


Andrew Zimmern

Experiencing Food, Sharing Culture

Vietnamese

Vietnamese


BBC Good Food

Fresh salads, rice dishes and noodle soups are the order of the day when it comes to the vibrant cuisine of Southeast Asia.

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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Nanny’s Christmas Cherry Balls – So Retro So Delicious

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

One of my grandmother's best recipes, cherry balls are surprisingly easy to make but are always a crowd pleaser.

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6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

To help you get the best out of your trip

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How Nutrition-Rich Food Help You Achieve Good Health

by Ryan @ MyGreatRecipes

Eating nutritious food not only helps you to accomplish your weight loss goals, but also they offer a plenty of benefits. Nutrient-rich food generally contains loads of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. These food items nourish your body and reduce the risks of suffering from a chronic disease. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! That’s why […]

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Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

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Breaking Bad Turns 10: A Look Back at One of the Best TV Dramas of All Time

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our photographers friends have unfollowed him on Instagram because they can't stand seeing him getting paid to do super cool stuff, like going to Turkey, whilst getting paid for it. Understandable.

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There’s still time for Brazil. Get on it.

There’s still time for Brazil. Get on it.

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Rio. It's always a good idea

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Review: Big Croc Feed Experience at Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Big Croc Feed Experience at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin offers guests the unique opportunity to feed some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles. Get a personal introduction to the most feared of Aussie reptiles and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of this renowned inner-city wildlife attraction. Tour name: Big Croc Feed Experience Runs: Daily Departure point: Crcocosaurus Cove Darwin Departure time: 10am and 1pm (ticket price includes …

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Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we love more than actual Mexican burritos, it's videos of tiny hamsters eating tiny Mexican burritos. Compliments to the chef.

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Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

This one goes out to all my fellow overworked-and-underpaid students out there

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Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I genuinely don’t know what people expect when they make honest-to-god requests of faceless internet bodies. Like, c’mon world – this is the same web that gave us Rick Rolling and 10 hours of the Nyan Cat.  But boy, am I glad that they do. Because once in a while, something so full of beauty and

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Salad Boys: This Is Glue

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Salad Boys: This Is Glue

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

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Pork Belly Recipe for Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Sandwiches)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

At Vietnamese sandwich shops, you’ll find a dizzying number of meat options like grilled chicken, grilled beef, sardines, and even some Chinese influenced options like xíu mại. However, with Vietnamese sandwiches, pork seems to be king–you’ll always see pork options like chả lụa (meat loaf), thịt nướng (grilled pork), nem nướng (ground & grilled pork), bì […]

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Best budget breaks for uni students

Best budget breaks for uni students

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Step away from the books

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Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Don't think. Just chew

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

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Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

Best Tips for Frequent Travel with Pets

by Spencer Spellman @ TripIt Blog

Traveling with pets is easier said than done. Knowing all the airline pet policies, finding pet-friendly hotels, and having everything your pet needs on hand can make for a stressful travel experience. So today I share some of the best tips for frequent travel with pets. Know which pets you can fly with on which airlines While there are mandates on how and which types of animals can fly, airlines have their own individual policies. United, for example, allows domesticated cats, small dogs, rabbits and birds to travel accompanied in the cabin on most flights within the U.S. Others only allow certain cats and dogs, while still other airlines forbid pet travel in the cabin. Do the research, and make sure to book well ahead of time, even calling the airline to have the latest information on hand to prepare for your trip. Know the pet laws of new destinations you visit In addition to knowing airline policies, it’s equally important to know the policies of the destinations you’re visiting, especially if it’s a new country. In some destinations, pets are subject to quarantine, while special permits and documents (beyond just a health certificate) are often required, too. Furthermore, know ...

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Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

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7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

by Carrie Pallardy @ Geckos Tales

Take a quick trip to somewhere awesome you’ve never been before

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Late Night Libations: Cocktails in Victoria

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The best cocktails in Victoria, here's where to go and what to order.

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10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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Review: Small group Phillip Island penguin tours from Melbourne provide a personal experience

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Little penguins are big business in Victoria. Around 500,000 people make the 90-minute trip on Phillip Island penguin tours …

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8 Unique Ways to Use Sweet Potatoes

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

It’s the perfect time of the year to remember to be a little sweeter. Whether it’s dropping off dinner for a neighbor or bringing in a treat for your coworkers, let’s be sweet more often. We’ve partnered with the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission to bring you some sweet inspiration. DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! Not only […]

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The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's a massive country, so we drilled our expert for all the information you need for the best Indian escapade ever.

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Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A festival dedicated to a world that doesn't think it's seen anything good today

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The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One part creepy, two parts funny.

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

by Izabel Antle @ Geckos Tales

Waterfalls, beaches, nightlife and all the good stuff!

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Rice Plates

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

5 Wines to Pair with Classic Vietnamese Dishes

5 Wines to Pair with Classic Vietnamese Dishes


pastemagazine.com

Sweet, spicy, sour, fishy, pork-based -- what wine do you drink with Vietnamese cuisine? Being a non-wine producing culture, there’s no easy region-to-region pairing for Vietnam’s food. Here are 5 ideas from around the globe.

Five of the best day trips from Brisbane

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

With record numbers of interstate and international arrivals in the past couple of years, Brisbane is fast becoming the Aussie travel destination of choice for many. The city has more than enough attractions within its perimeter to keep visitors entertained, but for those who are keen to explore further afield, there are a variety of inviting destinations within easy reach. …

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The best late-night snacks in Europe

The best late-night snacks in Europe

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Better than 'Le Maccas'

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Highs and woes: the 23 (emotional) stages of a Mt. Kinabalu climb

Highs and woes: the 23 (emotional) stages of a Mt. Kinabalu climb

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Good mountains are hard to climb and Kinabalu is no exception. Here's a visualisation of the emotional rollercoaster this Bornean beast is famous for.

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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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Gochujang Saewu Gui (Spicy Grilled Prawn Skewers)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Soak wooden skewers in water while preparing the prawns. Rinse the prawns and drain. Thread the prawns on to the skewers.
  2. Mix all the marinade ingredients well in a bowl.
  3. Spoon (or brush) the marinade over the prawns to coat evenly. Let stand for 20 to 30 mins.
  4. Preheat a lightly oiled

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Lunch On The Run With The Best Asian Meals In Jars

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Say goodbye to tired old sandwiches and expensive take-away meals with five easy recipes for lunch on the run. Send your kids off to school with flavour-packed salads and sushi bowls, and dine ‘al-desko’ in the office on nutritious Asian soups. With a bit of preparation over the weekend, you and your …

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What your travel habits say about you

What your travel habits say about you

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Here, we’ll explore the big questions such as, are you a roller or a folder? A window or an aisle guy? A backpack or suitcase go-er? You know, the kind of habits you debate with fellow

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Geckos photo comp is back, baby

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit

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Best things to eat in New York for under $20

Best things to eat in New York for under $20

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Eat your way around New York on the cheap

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How A Jewelry-Making Project Is Empowering Displaced Women In Istanbul

by Nikki Savvides @ Epicure & Culture

Jewelry that gives back to charity is a great way to be stylish and do good. Check out how to help empower displaced women in Istanbul through jewelry.

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Top 5 Vietnamese Dishes at the Metropole Hanoi

Top 5 Vietnamese Dishes at the Metropole Hanoi


Quintessential Collection Vietnam

Oh sure, you can scrub the byways and kiets of Hanoi, looking out for Vietnamese dishes par excellence. And you will find them, as well as arguments about whether this little stall trumps that little stall. But let’s admit it, there can be a lot of posturing to the sleuthing. And sometimes, the best Vietnamese food of all is exactly where you’re most likely to find it. To wit, Spices Garden at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Their chefs are as local as the food stall purveyors in the gritty streets; their ingredients are locally sourced, and their presentation is fit for a king.

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog

The Top 9 Popular Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Vietnam has many beautiful landscapes and unique cultures. But just as amazing are the delicious Vietnamese dishes available throughout the country.

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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Vietnamese Green Mango Salad with Shrimp (Gỏi Xoài)

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Vietnamese mango salad (gỏi xoài) is a vibrant dish featuring green mangoes, shrimp, and is highlighted with fresh herbs like mint, thai basil and cilantro. It’s a mouth-watering combination of sweet, sour, salty with lots of contrasts in texture. Disclaimer: this is supposed to be a very simple salad. The one we’re making here has a bit of […]

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26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

All aboard!

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Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So, the World Airline Awards have rolled around again. How time flies!* And the aviation industry has gone about honouring the world’s best flying cars with what we assume would be trophies in the shape of propellers and an abundance of mini G&T bottles. * Sorry not sorry. 1. Qatar Airways It’s like I’ve died

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Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Vang Vieng now: hedonistic party town made good?

Vang Vieng now: hedonistic party town made good?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Five years ago, Vang Vieng was the greatest party scene on the planet

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Check out our Irvine location in 3D!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

Have you had the chance to check out our new location in Irvine just yet? If not, take a sneak peak with our 3D space viewer in the link below! 3D Sawleaf Space Travel! Come by and check us out for real as well!

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Our Latest, Greatest Instagram #FRavorites

by Food Republic @ Food Republic

Surely you’ve noticed by now that we’re big fans of Instagram, so much in fact that we couldn’t stop photographing our food unless it was a life-threatening emergency. Despite groans from your dining companions when you forbid them from digging into their entrée before you snap it at just the perfect angle (sorry, we’ll get out […]

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So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chicken not included.

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17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Get around it, people

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Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It takes many names: sarnie, sanga, sammich, sammie; and takes many, many forms. Your first exposure to the sandwich may have been as a child – a peanut butter affair, perhaps – the crusts lovingly removed and disposed of; or your first sandwich may have been encountered in your lunchbox at school – a cheese

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Vietnam: a travel compendium

Vietnam: a travel compendium

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

You’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

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Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

The internet is losing its mind because Snoop Dogg tried to rent an entire country. Turns out it wasn't such an outlandish request.

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New Meatless Dishes for the New Year

by Honest Cooking @ MyGreatRecipes

Step up your vegetarian recipe game with these flavorful meatless dishes that will win over your tastebuds this new year.   DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!   Zucchini Pancakes Serve these pancakes for breakfast or with a scoop of yogurt for a mid-afternoon snack. This recipe comes from 8fit, be sure to check out their […]

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6 ultimate adventures for 2015

6 ultimate adventures for 2015

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

NOW, the tail end of 2014, is a pretty good time to talk about the adventures we think are worth tackling next year. So, hi.

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Vegan Breakfast Burritos

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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The older I get, the more I crave foods that I connect with nostalgia for some reason. I’m not even that old but it’s still something that draws me to the kitchen. My tastebuds crave these foods I had when I was younger, and they weren’t even really associated with good or fond memories, just […]

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Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam

Top 10 Vietnamese Food | Introduction to Eating in Vietnam


Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Introduction to eating in Vietnam. Includes popular local Vietnamese dishes and my own personal favourites. My top 10 Vietnamese Food. Hanoi, Saigon, Hoi An

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

West Coast, best coast

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10 Noodle Dishes Not to Miss in Vietnam

10 Noodle Dishes Not to Miss in Vietnam


SAVEUR

Chef Leah Cohen of Manhattan's Pig and Khao spent weeks chasing the best noodle dishes in Vietnam. Here, she shares her ten favorites with us.

Dumplings – How To’s and Recipes

by Emily Stephens @ MyGreatRecipes

You must have tried dumplings from the store at least once and you probably found them tasty. But wait till you prepare homemade ones! Round, chewy, and packed with your favorite sweet or savory filling – you just won’t be able to stop eating! DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS! We find these Asian cuties […]

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Bún Thang – Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Chicken, Pork, & Egg

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

What Is Bún Thang? My knowledge of the Vietnamese language is about on par with my grandma’s English, so this gives us lots of opportunities to learn from each other. She watches Viet news and Korean dramas which have a surprising amount of English in them. The latest term I explained to her was “poker face” hah! […]

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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Review: Small group Great Ocean Road day tours avoid the coastal crush

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Victoria’s winding Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s classic drives, and encompasses idyllic holiday townships, spectacular …

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Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine

Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine


Houston Press

It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorite over the last few decades -- coinciding with the large influx of Vietnamese immigrants that began following the Vietnam War -- with dishes such as pho now rivaling cheese enchiladas...

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You get me. You really get me

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Sloths are by far and away the best animal in the world. They are both adorable and utterly ridiculous. Here's proof

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India: Taj Mahal tidbits (infographic)

India: Taj Mahal tidbits (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because infographics are awesome, India's Taj Mahal is awesome, and this just seemed like a good thing to do.

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Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles) - HungryHuy.com

Bún Thịt Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodles) - HungryHuy.com


HungryHuy.com

This is love in a bowl. If you’ve had bún thịt nướng you know what I’m talking about. You have your sweet bits, sour bits, caramelization, some crunch, and aromatic herbs in a single, colorful arrangement. Depending in which restaurant you order your grilled pork with noodles (bún thịt nướng), you’ll find that it’s presented …

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everybody knows that the Pisco Sour is Peru's most famous - and delicious - drink. But not everybody knows how to make a Pisco Sour. Well, we do. And we're willing to share this information with you, so long as you repay us by making us some Pisco Sours at some point down the track. Deal? Good

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The best places to visit in March

The best places to visit in March

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

When March rolls around you will have just gotten stuck in to the year, but you’ll probably already be ready for a break from uni or work. That’s why we’re bringing you our top picks for places to visit in March

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5 Pho-beating Vietnamese dishes

5 Pho-beating Vietnamese dishes


Geckos Tales

I love you, pho, but we need to start seeing other people.

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

2014 was a brilliant year for visual inspiration. Here, we've rounded up the biggest, the most beautiful, the most inspirational and the most moving videos we've seen over the past 12 months. It's not comprehensive by any means, but we reckon it's a pretty solid list

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Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

Travel? There's an app for that

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Japanese Potato Salad

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. In a saucepan, place peeled potatoes and enough water to cover the potatoes and boil until they become soft.
  2. Drain the potatoes and spread dashi well over them. Then, mash the potatoes roughly with a fork. Put them back to cook on the stove for about 2 mins and add rice or

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10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho

10 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try in OC Besides Pho


OC Weekly

Walk anywhere in Little Saigon these days, and you can throw a chopstick and hit a pho restaurant. In fact, pho has so permeated our local food culture that every city outside of our county's Vietnamese enclave has at least one restaurant serving it. But once you're ready to wean...

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

We see your cold drip filter and raise you a Vietnamese iced coffee (in Vietnam).

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Victoria Craft Beer: Where to Grab a Pint

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

The best places to grab a pint of Victoria craft beer.

Victoria Craft Beer: Where to Grab a Pint is a post from: Bacon is Magic

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If you're already tossing up whether or not you should tackle Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, good. You're on the right track.

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We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The best of the best.

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Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

All aboard for the fermentation station

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The French Influence On Vietnamese Cuisine

The French Influence On Vietnamese Cuisine


Epicure & Culture

The French have played an enormous role in influencing Vietnamese cuisine. Here's why (and how to savor it for yourself). 

Onigirazu Chicken Katsu (Sushi Chicken Katsu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

Prepare the Chicken Katsu

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper on a baking tray.
  2. Heat up frying pan on medium heat and combine the panko and toast until golden brown. Transfer panko into a shallow dish and allow to cool.
  3. Butterfly and cut the chicken

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

KeepGo: Idiot Proof Roaming

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

I’m not saying that my parents are idiots, but when it comes to smartphones, they kind of are. As my dad has never in...

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Ten Top Vietnamese Dishes to Try in Vietnam - The Big Bus

Ten Top Vietnamese Dishes to Try in Vietnam - The Big Bus


The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Big Bus tour and travel guide brings you inspiration for travel destinations, including the ten top Vietnamese dishes to try in Vietnam.

iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop for iPad is Our Favorite New Feature

by Kelly Soderlund @ TripIt Blog

The iPhone X may be getting a lot of attention right now, but here in the TripIt office, we can’t stop talking about the updates to the iPad. What’s got us so excited? It’s the new iOS 11 drag-and-drop feature. For frequent travelers and multitaskers, we think it’s a game changer. I mean, how cool is this?   iOS 11 Drag-and-Drop iPad users can now drag and drop items from Calendar, Maps, Safari, Contacts and Photos into their TripIt account. Using the iPad’s multitasking mode, travelers can search for a restaurant, hotel or other points of interest—then drag a selected item and drop it into TripIt. Calendar invites, photos, and contacts can also be instantly added to any trip. TripIt’s newly revamped iPad app also includes an updated look and additional functionality designed to make it even easier to navigate the TripIt app. Enhancements include a new editing tool, additional ways to share your travel plans with others, the ability to store travel documents and more features (most of which were previously available on iPhone only). With this iPad update, travelers can: Look Up Travel Plans with Spotlight Search Travelers who want to look up their travel plans can now access current or past trips from Spotlight search. Spotlight search can be used to look up a hotel they visited, or check when their ...

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Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken | RecipeTin Eats

Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken | RecipeTin Eats


RecipeTin Eats

This Vietnamese Noodles with Lemongrass Chicken (Bun Ga Nuong) is fresh and loaded with bright flavours. Drizzled with Vietnamese dipping sauce Nuoc Cham.

Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Dwaejigogi Doenjang Gui (Doenjang Marinated Pork)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the meat, and mix well until evenly coated. Marinate at least for 30 mins.
  3. Heat a skillet (or frying pan) with a tablespoon of oil, and briefly stir-fry the vegetables until slightly wilted. Add salt to taste and transfer to

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The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Been? Going? Not even thinking about it? Here's the 411 on Thailand's best islands.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Victoria – and Vegan too!

by Ayngelina @ Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World

Locals' picks for the best vegetarian restaurants in Victoria, that omnivores also love.

Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Victoria – and Vegan too! is a post from: Bacon is Magic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"Owning the most expensive gear won’t make you a better photographer" and other advice from documentary photographer Maja Zonjic

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10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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Vegan Peach Pie Dumplings

by Lisa Le @ The Viet Vegan

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These vegan peach pie dumplings are little bites of sweet sunshine, especially when the weather is bleak and dreary in the winter! Disclaimer: This recipe is sponsored by the California Cling Peach Board! I’ve worked with them to make a bunch of other peachy recipes, like my BBQ Peach Tofu and these Hand Pies! Thanks for reading and […]

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Healthy Vietnamese dishes

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

      At SaigonXpress we established with the goal of providing healthy Vietnamese dishes using the freshest ingredients. We are proud of our simple presentations accentuating the very best home made Vietnamese cusine.

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If a picture says a thousand words, this article is technically 17,000 words long

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we humans love more than unparalleled beauty and smug holiday sunset photos, it is trivial arguments. So, I'm pitting sunrises and sunsets against each other. I'm sorry

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The 12 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try  - Scribble, Snap, Travel

The 12 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try - Scribble, Snap, Travel


Scribble, Snap, Travel

The Vietnamese take food extremely seriously. They live to eat and not the other way round, and at any given time of day you’ll...

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Enjoy, friends. This is Nepal

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Deep-Fried Nian Gao With Sweet Potato And Yam

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Mix flour, oil and water until mixture is smooth. Set aside for 30 mins.
  2. Sandwich a slice of nian gao in sweet potato and yam. Then, coat with batter.
  3. Deep fry in a wok over medium to low flame till golden brown and crispy.
  4. Serve warm.

*Nian Gao can be bought from …

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

The post How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat appeared first on Authentic Food Quest.

The top 5 Vietnamese restaurants in the DMV

The top 5 Vietnamese restaurants in the DMV


DC Refined

The question of which restaurants serve the best Vietnamese food can’t always be answered easily. It depends on what you want – pho, banh mi, beef soup…etc. So here we’ve rounded up some of the best Vietnamese dishes in the restaurants where they are popul

The Best of Northern Ireland

by Allan Wilson @ Live Less Ordinary: Bangkok Based Bloggers Travelling in Asia & Beyond

Northern Ireland is a country foremost famous for alcoholics, terrorists and a sinking ship, and admittedly my home country does have a slightly depressing...

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The Everyman’s Guide to the Best Vietnamese Food in NYC

The Everyman’s Guide to the Best Vietnamese Food in NYC


Thrillist

From a superior bánh mì shop in Sunset Park to two restaurants run by Slanted Door alums.

Discover Vietnamese Cuisine

Discover Vietnamese Cuisine


WebMD

Learn how to cook healthy Vietnamese food.

Vietnam's Top 11 Dishes and Where to Eat Them in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's Top 11 Dishes and Where to Eat Them in Ho Chi Minh City


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

These are my favorite dishes, after living in Vietnam for 2 years. I've also included the best places to try them in Saigon.

Ten top Darwin tours

by The Big Bus @ The Big Bus tour and travel guide

The Top End is home to some of Australia’s most amazing natural landscapes, and guided tours are a great way to see the best of the region. Darwin offers a wide range of small group tours, and venturing out with a local guide will ensure you get the most from your visit. Here are ten top Darwin tours to consider. …

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Tofu Onigirazu (Sushi Tofu Sandwich)

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

  1. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the tofu slices until golden brown and set aside to cool.
  2. To assemble, place a cling wrap on a chopping board and put a sheet of nori seaweed on top (shiny side facing down).
  3. Evenly spread the steamed rice (thinly) to form into a square

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Eat Less Beef: 7 Alternatives For Asian Barbecues

by Sindhu Bharadwaj @ Asian Inspirations

If one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to take a more eco-minded approach to eating, then it’s time to cut back on your red meat consumption. Beef is particularly taxing on the environment, requiring 28 times more land and 11 times more water than chicken or pork. But cutting …

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Authentic home made vietnamese food

by Saigon Xpress @ Saigon Xpress of Longmont

Hours: Mon – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Closed 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd Unit #110 (303) 774-8555

Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

A massage is the ultimate form of treating yo' self

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Kids eat FREE Thursdays ALL SUMMER!

by ADMIN @ Sawleaf Vietnamese Cafe

We've just introduced our "Just for kid's menu" and to celebrate, Kids (under 10) will eat FREE on Thursdays for the whole summer! Each kids meal comes with an apple juice box! Offer ends when summer does (September 22nd) so don't miss this offer!  

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Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

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15 postcard-perfect places to visit before you die

15 postcard-perfect places to visit before you die

by Natalie Babic @ Geckos Tales

If these places were postcards, they'd be really good postcards

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Luang Prabang: the ultimate Zen

Luang Prabang: the ultimate Zen

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Prepare for good vibes. This is Luang Prabang, people.

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23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic

23 Vietnamese Dishes to Celebrate Tet - Bacon is Magic


Bacon is Magic - The Best Food Around the World

Celebrate Vietnamese Tet with Food! Here are 23 Vietnamese foods you should try during Tet, the most important holiday in Vietnam.

Bánh Xèo – Savory Vietnamese Crêpes

by Huy @ HungryHuy.com

Bánh xèo seems to be designed to be eaten as a family. The batter, filling ingredients, and veggies aren’t complicated to prepare, but they don’t make sense to be bought or made to be eaten by yourself. You don’t just buy 1/4 pound of pork, 8 shrimps, or buy 1/4 head of lettuce. You kind […]

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Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Inle Lake is a pretty spectacular place to spend some time. It's also a pretty spectacular place to do some stuff

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

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Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We picked 13 photos from (our own) Instagram that'll make you want to go to Turkey right now.

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Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat

Best Vietnamese food in Little Saigon: The top 25 dishes to eat


Orange County Register

The scent of Little Saigon hits me in the face. An intoxicating perfume of jackfruit and bananas and the vanilla-y scent of pandanus leaves wraps itself around me in a warm, tight embrace. It’s a s…

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

It's literally impossible to get bored here

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20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying

20 Vietnamese Foods You Really Should Be Trying


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You may know PHO but you don't know genuine Viet food until you've tried some of these!

TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

TripIt Discovers the Happiest Flyers in the US

by Angela Feher @ TripIt Blog

Ever wonder what makes the happiest flyers? After examining more than 575,000 flight ratings from 2016 and 2017, we found that where travelers are from, which airports they visit, and their generation, had an impact on how happy they were with their flights. Here’s what we found: Travelers with Regular Access to Vitamin D Have the Best Flights Travelers living in Honolulu topped the charts as the happiest flyers in the nation, followed by Phoenix, another sun-filled city. However, those from southern cities like Nashville, Tampa, Baltimore, Orlando, Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale also held strong, capturing several of the top 25 slots. Happiest Hometown Rank City 1 Honolulu, HI 2 Phoenix, AZ 3 Nashville, TN 4 Saint Louis, MO 5 Tampa, FL 6 Milwaukee, WI 7 Kansas City, MO 8 Baltimore, MD 9 Orlando, FL 10 Albuquerque, NM 11 Scottsdale, AZ 12 Tucson, AZ 13 Atlanta, GA 14 Fort Lauderdale, FL 15 Indianapolis, IN 16 Louisville, KY 17 San Antonio, TX 18 Sacramento, CA 19 Austin, TX 20 Las Vegas, NV 21 San Diego, CA 22 Denver, CO 23 Pittsburgh, PA 24 Dallas, TX 25 Seattle, WA   Don’t Go Big to Go Home: Alternate Airports Put Travelers in a ...

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A sweet tooth’s guide to Tokyo

A sweet tooth’s guide to Tokyo

by Samantha Reid @ Geckos Tales

Willy Wonka would be proud

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

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5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

This ain't your daddy's Full Moon Party

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